ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/11/14

Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Launch is currently scheduled for Sunday, July 13 at 11:52 am CDT. Grapple is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:37 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir.  Ingress is scheudled for Thursday, July 17.

Force Shoes: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman performed Treadmill 2 (T2) exercise using the Force Shoes, which will measure exercise loads experienced during T2 exercise. Ground teams will analyze the loads data and compare it with the data from T2 to calibrate the Force Shoes. Once the data is calibrated, the crew will conduct four sessions of Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) exercise with the Force Shoes to characterize the loads between the crew member and ARED.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Wiseman conducted 5 thick slab tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. The experiment will guide strategies for materials flammability screening for use in spacecraft as well as provide valuable data on solid fuel burning behavior in microgravity. BASS-II results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

European Space Agency (ESA) Education Payloads Operations (EPO) Flying Classroom: FE-6 Gerst demonstrated the difference between vacuum and microgravity using a helicopter made out of paper and a pencil, as well as a paper airplane. The EPO will be recorded and downlinked for educational purposes.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspections:  Commander (CDR) Swanson inspected tethers in preparation for USOS EVAs currently scheduled for August 21st and 29th.

Waste Water Filter Removal and Replacement:  Swanson replaced an expended waste water filter in the Water Processor Assembly (WPA).  This filter is located between the pump/separator Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) and the waste water ORU.  During the replacement, a valve issue was experienced when the WPA was shutdown.  Ground teams believe the issue response was due to the removal of the Mostly Liquid Separator (MLS) check valve that occurred in January of this year.  The teams may need to revise the WPA shutdown procedures in the future based on this new signature.  The team is proceeding with the nominal standby heat up in preparation for completing a reprocess cycle overnight. 

Reboost:  A 61 second .95 meter per second reboost was performed today which provides proper phasing for the 56 Progress 4-orbit rendezvous profile. It also provides margin for a series of low concern conjunctions over the weekend and simplifies operations for Orb-2 rendezvous.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • Intermodular TORU Test with Mated ТКГ 427 r/g 6086 [Complete]
  • BASS Operations Preparation [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • Video camera setup [Complete]
  • Meteron troubleshooting [Complete]
  • IWIS SM reattachment [Complete]
  • EPO – Equipment Setup [Complete]
  • Checkout of ВП-2 Pilot’s Sight and Comm Interfaces.  r/g 6080 [Complete]
  • FSHOES – Preparation for Т2 Exercise [Complete]
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
  • Replacing toilet [АСУ] collector in ТК 712. [Complete]
  • EPO – Camera Adjustment [Complete]
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Stow [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • Scheduled PUMA Checkout. / r/g 6080 [Complete]
  • EPO – Flying Classroom Review  [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • EPO – Flying Classroom Execution [Complete]
  • EVA crew tether inspection [Complete]
  • Cleaning fan grilles on FGB interior panels (panels 201, 301, 401) [Complete]
  • Health Check of the Wide Angle Vertical Sight (ВШТВ). / r/g 6080 [Complete]
  • EPO Hardware Stowage [Complete]
  • USOS Shutter Close [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels  [Complete]
  • Inspection of PBA, PFE and Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTK) [Complete]
  • BASS – Test Ops [Complete]
  • IFM – WRS – Filter R&R [Complete]
  • ТКГ 427 Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 5987 + 6088 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • MRM2 comm config to support voice comm during the experiment [Complete]
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run. / r/g 6079 [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Review [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 4110 [Complete]
  • Cygnus Ops Review [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. r/g 6079 [Complete]
  • Crew Conference with the Astronaut Office [Complete]
  • Restore Nominal Comm Configuration [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. Hardware Teardown / r/g 6079  [Complete]
  • BASS Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 6087 [Complete]
  • RWS – Work station set up in the LAB [Complete]
  • RWS – HD Data Downlink [Complete]
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Checkout [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • Crew handover conference [Complete]
  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO Replacement
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Econ photo
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • USPL ORB2 TRASH #3 [In work] 


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 07/12:  Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 07/13: Orb-2 Launch, Crew off duty
  • Monday, 07/14:  ACE, BASS, EarthKAM, Orb-2 arrival prep. 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Stop
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up